Located directly North of Indianapolis is CNN Money Magazine’s 2012 Best Places to Live in the United States; Carmel, Indiana. This once sleepy town has been revitalized in the past 20 years. Originally founded by Quakers in 1837, Carmel exudes charm. Neighborhoods boast an eclectic range of architecture. Its residents include noteworthy sports team owners, CEO’s, and, at one point, the Vice President of the United States. With one of the highest per-capita incomes in the country, residents are also attracted to Carmel’s school systems, ranked one of the best in the state. It has excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, low taxes and easy commutes. With over 80 roundabouts, the most in any American city, commutes are quick and efficient. The Arts and Design District within Carmel is the Midwest’s premier arts and design destination and a host to interior designers, art galleries, antique stores, restaurants, and unique retail shops. The District presents a multitude of family friendly events throughout the year, making it a great place to play and work. Upscale retailers and restaurants are found throughout the city in addition to attractions such as The Carmel Civic Square, The Carmel Symphony Orchestra, The Palladium, and Clay Terrace Outdoor Mall. Carmel is also a stop on the Monon Trail. What used to be railroad tracks is now a bike trail that is over 15 miles long and runs through downtown Indianapolis. Carmel also includes bike trails on their roads making them very bike friendly. Carmel is home to a fantastic parks department. They manage more than 500 acres of park land and numerous recreation facilities, providing more than 5,000 annual classes and programs for all ages contributing to the community's outstanding quality of life by providing enriching, enjoyable escapes through recreation, fitness, and nature. Take a look at the available homes today and move to this coveted city today.